Is XDefiant on Steam?

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Screenshot of XDefiant player firing assault rifle and aiming down sights with blue sky and a palm tree in the background
Credit: Ubisoft

Is XDefiant on Steam? That's a question on the minds of players wanting to jump into Ubisoft's free-to-play arena shooter. Described as a rival to Call of Duty, XDefiant features fast-paced gameplay and an extensive weapon arsenal to master.

The open beta is capturing the attention of players wanting to see whether the game lives up to the hype but, the limited period of access is only available on certain platforms.

Before we take a look at whether XDefiant is launching on Steam, take a look at the full gun list showcasing all of the weapons available in the game so far.

Is XDefiant on Steam?

XDefiant isn't currently available on Steam which is bad news if you planned on playing the game through Valve's platform. It's unclear if Ubisoft plans on releasing the full game on Steam in the future but for now, XDefiant won't be appearing on Steam anytime soon.

Screenshot of XDefiant players holding a range of different weaponry
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Credit: Ubisoft

XDefiant open beta platforms

If you want to play some XDefiant ahead of launch, there are plenty of other platforms featuring the game. Here's the full list of confirmed XDefiant open beta platforms:

  • Xbox Series S|X
  • PlayStation 5
  • PC via Ubisoft Connect

How to install Ubisoft Connect

If you don't have Ubisoft Connect, the process of installing it is incredibly straightforward. Here's how you download the client:

  • Search for Ubisoft Connect and select the 'Download for PC' option
  • Run the installer file and wait for it to download
  • Once installed, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the download.

Once the client is downloaded, log in or create a Ubisoft account and you'll have the ability to play XDefiant on PC.

When does XDefiant launch?


Ubisoft says the full XDefiant build will launch in the Summer which isn't too far away. As we get closer to the middle of 2023, expect a more concrete release date to appear.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about XDefiant appearing on Steam. For more, stay tuned to our XDefiant page for all the latest news and guides on the hotly-anticipated shooter.

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